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CanadaGrandmother, 79, dead after Oakville drowning; child in critical condition

02:31  11 july  2019
02:31  11 july  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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An elderly woman is dead and a four-year-old child is in critical condition after what Halton police describe as a drowning incident in Oakville Wednesday afternoon. Paul Davies said the child 's mother had just gone to make lunch and returned to find the pair unconscious.

An elderly woman has drowned and a young girl are in critical condition after they were pulled from a pool in Oakville . Halton police say they received a call shortly after 12 p.m. on Wednesday that a four-year-old girl and her 79 -year-old grandmother were found face-down in a pool on Yarmouth Crescent.

An elderly woman is dead and her four-year-old granddaughter is in critical condition after what police describe as a drowning incident in Oakville Wednesday afternoon.

Halton police were called to a home on Yarmouth Crescent shortly afternoon for reports that the elderly woman and toddler were face down in the family in-ground pool.

Sgt. Paul Davies said the child's mother had just gone to make lunch and returned to find the pair unconscious.

"We're talking not even 10 minutes that she was gone," Davies said.

Grandmother, 79, dead after Oakville drowning; child in critical condition © Jeremy Cohn/CBC Halton police were called to a home on Yarmouth Crescent Wednesday afternoon for reports that the elderly woman and toddler were face down in the family in-ground pool.

Officers tried to save her, but the 79-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Grandmother , 79 , dead after Oakville drowning ; child in critical condition . Halton police were called to a home on Yarmouth Crescent shortly after noon on Wednesday for reports that the child and her 79-year-old grandmother were face down in the family in-ground pool.

Lowery, 79 , from Sandford Court, Sunderland, had been driving erratically in the lead-up to the crash and when questioned was unable to explain what had happened. She emerged 'virtually unscathed' and told detectives she had 'felt light-headed' but had no recollection of the crash.

Police say the child regained consciousness before police arrived, and was taken to McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton for treatment.

The coroner will be investigating if any medical episode might have contributed to the woman's death.

"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this tragic incident at this time," police said in a news release.

Neither police nor the coroner are providing any other details, but the force is reminding the public that children should always wear proper floatation devices near pools or other bodies of water.

Grandmother, 79, dead after Oakville drowning; child in critical condition © Jeremy Cohn/CBC Officers tried to save her life, but the 79-year-old was pronounced dead on scene.

Police also are advising parents to make sure that "adults of vulnerable stature are capable of supervising young children in such environments."

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